Adam O'Brien

Newcastle has reportedly made a decision on Nathan Brown's successor, with Adam O'Brien set to be the club's coach in 2020.

According to, the two parties have agreed on a deal for O'Brien to join the Knights, with an announcement set to be made as early as later this week.

O'Brien is currently an assistant coach at the Sydney Roosters, but as reportedly informed the club of his plans to move to Newcastle.

O'Brien is set to stick with the Roosters until their season ends, with Sydney still in the hunt for a chance to win their second straight premiership.

The move comes after the Knights were embarrassed 46-4 on Saturday night against the Tigers, with Brown reportedly threatening to step aside immediately if he didn't have the support of the players.

However, it now looks as though Brown will coach out the season, before O'Brien replaces him in 2020.


  1. Adam O’Brien this year has improved the tri-colour’s attack this year. Looks a lot more free-flowing and organised compared to last year. Sad to see him go so soon but am interested in how he will go at the Knights

  2. Poaching? Coaching Academy?
    He was at Melbourne for 10 years before he moved to the Roosters this year!
    If anything, you’ve poached from the best coaching & players academy from the past decade to get your assistant coach and half back.
    Well done woody.

  3. Hey Rucky, so true ‘…….. Its what happens when you win!’
    Souffs are safe, it’s like a dumping groud… Souffs Tip …, has a ring to it

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